For a quick, shareable pdf of our Earth Week events, click earthweekpstr18LR. For details about each of the sessions, see below!
Earth Day 2018 Event Descriptions:
Events are open to the public, unless otherwise noted, no RSVP required*
Join us for our annual Earth Week Events at Oakton Community College, April 17-22. Feel free to share this pdf version and post (with permission) wherever you see fit! Thank you for helping us to spread the word on these amazing events to learn, engage with others, and make a difference at Oakton and in your communities!
Happy New Year – make 2017 the year that you land your dream EcoCareer!
NWF’s Virtual EcoCareer Conference 2017 (February 22-23) is designed to help.
Leading professionals from the following organizations and businesses, will share insider knowledge on the latest EcoCareer trends and current employment demand across a variety of green career fields.
We are excited to highlight a few of the many leading professionals included in the lineup of speakers (more to be announced soon!). These panelists will be joined by NWF representatives to discuss how project-based leadership enhances employability and tips for getting hired: Continue reading →
The National Wildlife Federation is currently accepting applications for four graduate student fellowships this summer/fall.
We are seeking graduate students for the following four fellowships:
~ NWF EcoLeaders Career Center Fellow
~ NWF EcoLeaders Community Management Assessment Fellow
~ NWF EcoLeaders Certification Workshops Fellow
~ NWF EcoLeaders Business Plan Fellow
In 2014, NWF launched a leadership development and certification program for student and young professional environmental leaders called “EcoLeaders” (www.nwfecoleaders.org). Last year, we added a Career Center component to the program to help these leaders map out their sustainability career pathways toward rewarding jobs that also help the planet!
The Fellowship is for a term of 4 months, and the fellow will receive a $2,000 or $3,000 stipend as well as valuable professional development. An additional $2,000 is available for the Business Plan Fellow, please see the RFP for details.
Application deadline: July 10, 2016
More information, including the full RFPs and application instructions can be found at www.nwf.org/Fellows.
Illinois Association of Environmental Professionals Student Career Seminar
January 30, 2016
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BRING YOUR RESUME FOR A PROFESSIONAL REVIEW
Take charge of your future career in the environmental professions by attending a free student career seminar presented by DePaul University and the Illinois Association of Environmental Professionals. Today’s job market is very challenging, so you need to learn how to separate yourself from the crowd. You’ll have the chance to meet working professionals and hear about how you can prepare for your career. Also learn:
*How to network
*About the benefits of professional organizations
*About internships and their value
*How to build your resume
*How to improve your interviewing skills
This is a great chance to build on skills and make yourself more marketable with training in renewable energy and solar installation!
63 hours of training from January to May one weekend per month.
Course Description: The MREA’s Solar Training Academy is a series of weekend classes that walks students through the PV design and installation process. The format of the Solar Training Academy will be MREA’s class progression that will include Basic Photovoltaics, PV Site Assessor, Intermediate PV, PV Design Lab and PV Sales and Finance.
Classes will be held one weekend each month beginning in January and concluding in early May. Topics of this training will cover PV equipment selection, utility intertied and battery based systems, batteries, mechanical and electrical integration, PV design,PV residential site assessment, National Electric Code, system commissioning, and solar financials. Participation in the Solar Training Academy will also include opportunities to meet with professionals in the solar industry.
MN, IA, IL focus is on the design process, how to competently design a code compliant system. These classes do have hands-on components, but do not install a system. Milwaukee focus is the installation process. This class will decommission and reinstall a solar electric system on our training roof in Milwaukee.
Training follows the MREA class progression and includes opportunities to meet with professionals in the solar industry; Basic PV 101, PV Site Assessor PV 201, Intermediate PV 205, PV Design and Installation Lab or PV Design Lab PV 301 and PV Sales and Finance PV 203. At the conclusion of training students will qualify to sit for the NABCEP Entry Level Exam, and if the complete work outside of class MREA PV Site Assessor Exam and MREA PV Design and Sales Exam.
Contact Clay Sterling, firstname.lastname@example.org, 715-592-6595 ext. 110
2nd Annual “Students for Zero Waste” Conference
Assistant Professor at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Max’s research and activism focuses on how harmful, usually invisible, phenomena such as disasters, toxicants, and marine plastics become manifest in science and advocacy, and how this relates to action. Founder of the Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR) and re-designer of New York University’s Green Grants program, Max has experience in campus and community organizing. For more on Max check out her website and the Discard Studies Blog, of which she is managing editor.
We want to accommodate you! If your idea does not fit within our structure just fill out as much as you can and we will do what we can to fit you in!
For more information about the conference including: logistics planning, overnight information for students, or other opportunities to present, table, or sponsor the conference, please feel free to contact email@example.com at any time!